Early and Transfer College Credits
Applicants who have taken the AP exam(s) in high school may receive credit on their Alvernia University transcript and can use these credits to fulfill their program requirements. Scores of 3 or higher on most AP tests will be accepted for credit. Applicants must have College Board forward their test scores to the Admissions Office for evaluation.
College Level Equivalency Program (CLEP)
Credit may be granted to students who have taken a CLEP exam through College Board to prove competency in a particular subject. CLEP exams are available in communication, literature, math, science, history, psychology, sociology and other areas, which can be used to fulfill program requirements. Applicants must have College Board forward test scores to the Admissions Office for evaluation.
Some high schools and colleges partner together to offer college-level courses to high school students. These courses may fulfill program requirements. Applicants who have participated in such programs should have the college forward official transcripts of those courses and final grades to the Admissions Office for evaluation. Students who participated in dual credit through Alvernia University do not need to have their transcripts forwarded.
Transferring Summer Credits
Applicants may attend college during the summer after high school graduation and, depending on the course and the grade, receive transfer credits to fulfill program requirements. Applicants should request an official transcript be forwarded to the Admissions Office for evaluation. Students who take summer courses at Alvernia University do not need to have their transcripts forwarded.